Recycling rate


Total waste per person


Residual waste per person


Recycling Service

Vale of Glamorgan Council operates a weekly co-mingled dry recycling service, taking all of the materials in one container.

Residents can obtain either a blue recycling bag, or recycling boxes for free. These are available from the Civic Offices in Barry, the Alps in Wenvoe and all local libraries. These take paper, glass, cans, cardboard, plastic, aerosols and cartons.

Residents can also obtain 23-litre roadside caddies and a five-litre kitchen caddy for free to participate in weekly kitchen waste recycling. The council also sells bags for £2 a roll, but allows residents to line their bins with newspaper. Garden waste is taken fortnightly in summer from green reusable sacks costing £2 each, with a ring and request service in winter.

A bulky household waste collection service is available on request for furniture, mattresses, large WEEE and carpets at a cost of £15 for three items, with additional items costing £5 each and a maximum of five items collected at a time. All items except mattresses, white goods and scrap metal are sent to Viridor’s Energy Resource Centre.

Fortnightly residual waste collections take a maximum of two black bin bags with non-recyclable waste from the kerbside.

The Vale of Glamorgan runs two household recycling centres in the county.

Visit Vale of Glamorgan council website

Household waste recycling centres in Vale of Glamorgan

In total

All materials

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tonnes of waste was recycled


Selected materials

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saved by recycling instead of disposal

Climate change impact

Selected materials

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tonnes of CO2 emissions was avoided

Top 5 UK recycling destinations

1 Neal Soil Suppliers Ltd, Cardiff, Wales 5,395t
Rubble and aggregate
2 Welsh Water, Adamsdown, Wales 5,161t
Organic Waste
3 Freeland Horticulture Ltd, Trowbridge, Wales 3,488t
Organic Waste
4 Lamby Way Open Windrow Composting Facility, Trowbridge, Wales 2,090t
Organic Waste
5 Day Aggregates, Bristol, England 1,695t
Incinerator Bottom Ash

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 9 countries (selected materials)

Where is your recycling going to?

Top 9 countries (selected materials)

Absorbent Hygiene Products


Rubble and aggregate

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Amount recycled 5,395t
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CO2 avoided 0t
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Estimated disposal saving £609,590
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Reported as exported 0%